UNDP`s Equator Prize 2012: Call for Nominations

Posted by Shofi Fida Wednesday, September 7, 2011 0 comments
 Closing Date: October 31, 2011

The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, which will recognize 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.
The 25 recipients of the Equator Prize 2012 will each receive $5,000 (USD), with 10 selected for special recognition and a total of $20,000 (USD).
Representatives of winning communities will participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which will be held in Brazil in June 2012.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Equator Prize 2012, nominees must:
  • Have been in operation for at least 3 years
  • Be a community-based or local group, operating in a rural area
  • Be located within a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), excluding countries with a high level of development
Before submitting a nomination for the Equator Prize 2012, please review the complete list of eligible countries, eligibility requirements and selection criteria.
**Please note that eligibility and selection criteria have been significantly broadened to accommodate a wider range of community-based initiatives, fields of work, and countries of operation.
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